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The Anglo-Saxon name Greever comes from when the family resided in the area that was referred to as the grove. The surname is derived from the Old English graf which meant of the grove.

Greever Early Origins



The surname Greever was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Greever Spelling Variations


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Greever Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Greever has been recorded under many different variations, including Grover, Grovers and others.

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Greever Early History


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Greever Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greever research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the year 1332 is included under the topic Early Greever History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greever Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greever Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greever Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Greever or a variant listed above: Samuel Grover settled in New England in 1635; Thomas Grover settled in Charlestown Massachusetts in 1640; another Thomas Grover arrived in Barbados in 1700.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greever (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greever (post 1700)



  • William H. Greever, American Democrat politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1950
  • W. Clarence Greever, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Graham, Virginia, 1916-20 (acting, 1916)
  • Paul Ranous Greever (1891-1943), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Cody, Wyoming, 1930-32; U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1935-39
  • Charles P. Greever, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Graham, Virginia, 1914-16
  • Ada Greever, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1948

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See Also


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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Greever Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greever Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 10:50.

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